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Gemmell, Susan – 2003
This study examined the impact of keyboarding instruction on the acquisition of word processing skills. Over a 6-week period, 6 third grade students were studied as they used the "Type to Learn" keyboarding program. Each student spent an average of 45 minutes on the computer each week. Data collection consisted of observations, questionnaires, and…
Descriptors: Assignments, Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Grade 3
Vocational Curriculum Resource Center of Maine, Fairfield. – 1987
This guide is intended to assist persons developing a keyboarding curriculum for use with students in grades 1 through 8. The relevance of teaching keyboarding at the elementary level is discussed. Steps in separate plans for teaching keyboarding in grades K-2, 3-6, and 7-8 are outlined. A checklist for planning a keyboarding program and a list of…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. Div. of Vocational-Technical and Adult Education Services. – 1986
This guide is the product of a project to reassess and update the data entry curriculum used in business and office occupations programs throughout the State of Washington. It is intended to assist teachers and administrators responsible for making decisions affecting first-year keyboarding programs, implementing secondary school keyboarding…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Business Skills, Courseware, Curriculum Development
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Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR. – 1986
This report provides detailed product descriptions of 45 software programs designed to teach or improve the keyboarding skills of elementary school students that were identified by the MicroSIFT (Microcomputer Information and Software for Teachers) staff. The descriptions include program titles, producer names, costs, grade levels, hardware,…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computer Software Reviews, Elementary Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Wiggs, Linda Henson – Business Education Forum, 1993
Students, parents, administrators, and teachers must become convinced that keyboarding is an important skill and should remain a major component in the business education curriculum. (Author)
Descriptors: Business Education, Educational Benefits, Futures (of Society), Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Balajthy, Ernest – Reading Teacher, 1987
Discusses the need for and the problems with teaching keyboarding to elementary school students, and the types of software necessary for meaningful instruction. (JC)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Graphics, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Stewart, Jane; Jones, Buford W. – Business Education Forum, 1983
Business education teachers have the background and knowledge to teach keyboarding basics to elementary school students, who need these skills for using microcomputers. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education Teachers, Computer Literacy, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Prigge, Lila; Braathen, Sandy – Business Education Forum, 1993
Discusses the differences between teaching keyboarding to elementary students and secondary students. Offers suggestions to business education teachers making the transition to elementary students. (JOW)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Teaching Methods
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Kahn, Jessica; Freyd, Pamela – Language Arts, 1990
Discusses the use of keyboarding skills in elementary classrooms and stresses the importance of establishing writing environments that help children to understand writing as communication. (MG)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Elementary Education, Holistic Approach, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Benamy, Roslyn – Balance Sheet, 1984
Describes a course for casual keyboard users offered at Rockland Community College. Students learned keyboarding on the TRS-80 with microcomputer diskettes as the sole instructional material. (JOW)
Descriptors: Microcomputers, Two Year Colleges
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Owen, Lynn – Business Education Forum, 1989
The author describes experiences with teaching keyboarding skills to low-vision students at the postsecondary level. Emphasis is placed on skill development and evaluation methods. (CH)
Descriptors: Individual Needs, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Postsecondary Education, Student Evaluation
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McLean, Gary N. – Business Education Forum, 1987
The author provides 30 questions that teachers or instructional materials selectors should consider when choosing keyboarding courseware for classroom use. (CH)
Descriptors: Courseware, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
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Augustin, Harriet – Business Education Forum, 1988
This article provides guidelines for teachers who have limited computer experience and find themselves faced with establishing a computer typewriting/keyboarding course. (JOW)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry)
Cantalupi, John D. – 1991
A study described the instructional practices and perceptions of K-8 keyboarding instructors in Pennsylvania public schools regarding keyboarding practices. Surveys were sent to 501 school districts, with responses from 416 (83 percent). The surveys contained 19 questions that provided descriptive information about instructional practices and 17…
Descriptors: Business Education, Business Education Teachers, Computer Oriented Programs, Elementary Education
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Fouche, Gwyn – Business Education Forum, 1987
Describes a keyboarding course based on the Donnelly method. The course was taught on a community college campus to children ages 8 to 13. (CH)
Descriptors: Community Education, Keyboarding (Data Entry), Preadolescents, Skill Development
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